In this video, learn how to turn your iPad into a second display within Final Cut Pro X (FCPX).
- [Instructor] Just before September 2020, Final Cut Pro 10 released a new update to this incredible application. If you're looking to find out what the new features are in 10.49, you can always head to the help menu and take a look at what's new in Final Cut Pro 10. The two main features are enhanced proxy workflows, as well as the social media tools, which will help you convert your projects into two of the most popular formats for various social media platforms, that's square and vertical. We're going to take a look at that and the enhanced proxy workflows in this movie. These four features aren't all that's new. If you'd want to take a look at the complete feature list, you click on this and then you'll get a guide for all of the new items that were included in this release. Inside of Final Cut Pro 10 to show some of the new proxy workflow features, I'm going to come in here and create a new library. These files are not going to be included with the training. So feel free to try to follow along with the assets that are included in the exercise folder. I'll named this library, New Features 10.4.9 and save it in the default storage location on my system, which happens to be the movies folder. I'm going to choose to import some media. I'll go to the desktop. I'll go to a favorites folder that I've saved, which is this Yellow Dress and City. And some of the new options for proxy are listed right here under Transcode. We now have the ability to create proxy media and not only the ProRes proxy format, but also an H.264. This could be great for certain collaborative workflows where you're working between various applications and H.264 in general is going to be pretty responsive on a modern day Mac, if you have it. Not only did you have the choices between two different proxy codecs, or you also have the choice between frame sizes. Meaning, if you're media happens to be 4k, you can of course have it the same as the source, but then scale it down to 50% or all the way up to 12.5% its size. In this case, if we take a look at some of this media in the frame size, I can see that it is 4K content. And what I'd like to do is make this all 50% in size. Now to make sure that all of my files come in, I'm going to press Cmd+A, to select all of those files, which will allow me to import all. And this window is going to close after import. In the background tasks manager, we can see this transcoding analysis take place of our new 50% scale down in the ProRes proxy format. While this converts, I'm actually going to go to my viewer's view menu and show you that there are a few options for how you can view media. By default, it's set to Optimized original or you can set it to proxy preferred and when a proxy file has been created, it will link to that proxy file versus other files here on your system. But in order to differentiate between the files that do have proxies, I'm actually going to head back to the view menu here and choose Proxy Only. Anything that has a proxy already created here on my system, you can see, has a thumbnail and I can skim through it. Anything that hasn't been created has the missing proxy icon. If I stop play back, my background tasks will continue the proxy creation process. Now that my proxies have been successfully created, as I can see here, as I skim through my clips and notice in my viewer that it's set to Proxy Only. Another great new feature is my ability to make a copy of this library and send to an editor only the proxy files. Before sending, I just wanted to note that my timeline looks like there's unconnected media, but this is a timeline being referenced from another library which doesn't have proxy content. How this is done is by right clicking or control clicking on a library and choosing to copy this to either an existing library or creating a new one. I'll create a new one, calling it Proxy Only. And once I name it and choose the storage location, I'll press save and be presented with a dialogue box where I can choose what to include. Right now, I want to include the original media, which I'm not interested in. All I'm interested in is the proxy media. Once I click okay, it's going to create a library with my proxy only content in the location that I decided and I can now easily send this to the editor, knowing that everything is consolidated inside the library. So let me just press, okay. Here's my proxy only library with all of the proxy media. In fact, if I right click any of these and choose to reveal the proxy media in the finder, it will shoot me out to the movies folder, where I've saved this proxy only library. And if I expand my finder window, I can see that it is in that proxy media folder. This is ready. If I want to send this to the editor, I highly recommend right clicking this and compressing this library so that they receive all the contents. Thinking about that, the majority of my 4k media was over hundreds of megabytes per clip in size. If I select the entire library and press Cmd+I, it's only 675.1 megabytes. Makes it really easy for me to share with another editor through a cloud storage service. Another option to be aware of when you are using the new copy settings that we skipped over when creating a new library. If the editor who is working with proxies has finished the job, they can send you a library with no media. The original editor is going to have all the media already on the system. So if they send you a library without media, by this, we're just sending the editing decision data that's included in the library. You can see here that it's very small and it will probably be a little bit larger if you have a timeline inside of it. But this could save a lot of time in the upload process. Besides the new proxy features. If I take a look at my 10.9 new features library, I'm actually going to switch to the optimized original media. And from that, select all of the clips by pressing Cmd+A inside my browser. I'm going to right click and choose new project. I'll call it For Social Media. And I can see that all of my clips are here in the timeline. Now, ideally, what I'd like to do is have this in a vertical format as well. Final Cut makes it easier for you to select a project and right or control clickage and then duplicate the project as, which is a new menu option. I'll choose to call this nine by 16, which is the vertical video format. And I'll also call this For Social Media. Under the video format settings, I'm going to set this to the vertical format, or I can choose from a number of resolutions based on the 4K content that I have. I'll choose a 1080 by 1920 option. And before sending this out, I'm going to use an option here called Smart Conform. This is going to take a look at the framing in each of these shots, which is in a 16, nine ratio, and try to get the main subject in focus. Now it's not perfect, but it is pretty awesome. Once I press okay, my background task manager will get to work and start to analyze the timeline clips. This process works the exact same way with your square one by one aspect ratio format. Now, once this process is complete, I can double click this project and see my new vertical video framing. And in a majority of cases, it happened to get my subject in a pretty decent frame. Now, as I mentioned, it's not perfect in all instances, I don't seem to see my subject in this shot. I'm going to select this clip by pressing the C key and inside my viewer, I want to activate my transform tools. To see this better, I'm going to close down my inspector and also drag between my viewer and the browser. With the transform tools on, I will make sure that the setting here is set to 25% so I can see this clip. There's a new option here at the top, which is called Overscan, which allows me to see the entire 16 by nine image. If I needed to, I could reframe my shot in specific cases. And even use the inspector to key frame my subject to make sure that the person that I want to focus on is in frame. In fact, I'm going to do that using these features. I'm going to go to my inspector and under the transform settings, I will activate a key frame for position. And on the first frame of this clip, I'll make sure my subject is in frame. I'll then press the downward arrow, followed by the left arrow to go on the last frame of this clip, to which I'll then drag inside the viewer to keep my subject in the frame. I can turn off Overscan by clicking this button again, and then pressing done. If I go to my viewer and make sure this video fits. With this clip selected, I can hit the forward slash key in order to play this back and see that my subject is in frame using those social media tools. It's just so much easier to send this to the vertical format. It should also be mentioned that if you go to the view menu, you can also use custom overlays. One I actually already have to work with your vertical video and make sure that text will be displayed appropriately, depending on where you're sending your clip. Here's an overlay that I often use for vertical video for some of my clients. And I can now go into the Titles and Generators sidebar. And from my title categories, I'll go to social or I'll grab a fun lower third to apply on top of my clip. Well, I see that it definitely comes in the vertical video frame, just going to select that and drag it to a location I know is safe. I can then use further controls in the title inspector. So those are a few of the new features inside of Final Cut Pro 10.49. Again, by going to the help menu, you can check out what's new in Final Cut Pro 10, as well as see a complete feature list by clicking on this or checking out my new features course.
- Ingesting and organizing your assets
- Editing and refining footage
- Using the trim tools
- Transforming clips with fades, cropping, and more
- Changing the speed of clips
- Basic audio editing
- Multicam editing
- Working with effects, titles, and graphics
- Basic color correction
- Project and media management
- Sharing and exporting
- Integrating Apple Motion and Compressor